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John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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You are a true believer. Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses. Thou art a subject of the divine. Created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses. - OMM 0000, THX 1138 start artist title 00:00 Kolpakopf INFERIAE 12:38 Arctica Your Journey Begins Now 61:24 Willy Stamati Menstrual Blood 65:50 SandSpace imbalance 73:53 Astral & Shit palus 95:19 Meho Toranj Zla 106:50 Meho Glasovi Zla 114:50 Meho Oblaci Zla 117:15 Space Satanbeat Mu†▲Gen
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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. - Federico Fellini, Fellini on Fellini (1976) start artist title 00:00 kepheus cut the hand 06:21 The Implicit Order Fire On The Mountain Lightning In The Air 10:26 The Implicit Order Poor Beecher's Funeral 14:19 Fellirium Show me your true self 15:31 Fellirium Give me your sorrows 30:51 EugeneKha Bells Of Disturbing Spring 54:20 Bing Satellites Strange Noises Along Drottninggatan 84:10 Simon Slator Solace...
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It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones. - Carl Sagan start artist...
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         - Jawaharlal Nehru start artist title 00:00 Jeff Sampson Unaware 03:35 Grove of Whispers Bandits (unreleased) 29:02 Metamorfrozen Storms of Neptune 33:15 Fellirium Silhouettes in the Mist 52:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation II 67:48 Metamorfrozen Mountains of Madness 68:12 Gasgruel Part II - The First Day After 80:51 Gasgruel Part III - No Thing 84:40 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation I 94:48 Gasgruel Part I - Inwardness 99:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation III 104:12 Backyard...
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Their [the stars] influence on our fate is considerably less than the influence of a banana peel, on which you can slip and break your leg. But there is no interest in banana peels, whereas serious periodicals include horoscopes [...] It lifts his spirits. The whole universe revolves around him, and even if things aren't going well, even if the stars are lined up in such a way that the suspenders manufacturer loses his shirt and the individual consequently loses his job, it's still more...
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Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. - Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) start artist title 00:00 Stefan Paulus Pilgrimage To The Internal Entrance Of Mt. Säntis 22:41 Luís Antero Territory 25:44 Kinematik VKE Chaotic Rotations 57:14 Reverse Projection Old Potion 59:59 Sebastiane Hegarty Rain choir: Recital 61:36 Kinematik VKE The Pluto-Charon Binary 83:30 Reverse Projection 800mts 90:15 Kinematik VKE On Approach 109:30 Sebastiane Hegarty...
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The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence. - Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980) start artist title 00:00 Hsin-Jung Tsai 無量壽佛祈請文 03:19 Free Tibet Mystical Glow 06:54 Halgrath Her Winter of...
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There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an...
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To finally know that you didn't have to hold on so tight. To realize that all your life--you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memories, all your pain--it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it. - Rust Cohle, True Detective start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Nymphlight, for Joseph Cornell 05:34 Arctica Annuminas (Phase 1) 16:15 Palancar...
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If they come upon one who still has not seen it and they speak to him of fire, he does not know what they mean. So they, in turn, fall back upon telling him what fire is like. 'As they do so, they know from their own experience that what they are telling him is not the truth, but only a part of it. They know that this man will never know reality from their words, though all the words in the world are theirs to use. He must look upon the fire, smell of it, warm his hands by it, stare into its...
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought. - Jean Cocteau, Esquire magazine (February 1961) start artist title 00:00 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-2 04:54 ovdk vs seetyca dsm III - the cristalline entity 20:38 ovdk vs seetyca toward the yanan dağlar 31:10 EugeneKha The Lost November 34:24 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-5 55:30 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-6 59:04 ovdk vs seetyca ryuma go 70:06 Kinematik VKE Returning The Hind 77:56 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-4 81:29 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-3 90:18...
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A prison taint was on everything there. The imprisoned air, the imprisoned light, the imprisoned damps, the imprisoned men, were all deteriorated by confinement. As the captive men were faded and haggard, so the iron was rusty, the stone was slimy, the wood was rotten, the air was faint, the light was dim. Like a well, like a vault, like a tomb, the prison had no knowledge of the brightness outside; and would have kept its polluted atmosphere intact, in one of the spice islands of the Indian...
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A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, "plate," or "shrimp," or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of...
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No sooner had one season slipped out the door than the next came in by another door. A person might scramble to the closing door and call out, Hey, wait a minute, there’s one last thing I forgot to tell you. But nobody would be there any more. The door shuts tight. Already another season is in the room, sitting in a chair, striking a match to light a cigarette. Anything you forgot to mention, the stranger says, you might as well go ahead and tell me, and if it works out, I’ll get the...
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"Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night," he had said. "You must not try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses." - Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, (1919), "Death" start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2015-03-13 34:58 Berthelot...
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He remembered the top, the sudden leveling of the hill, when the climb ceased and the other part of it began. How many times had he done this? The several times blurred; future and past blurred; what he had already experienced and what he would eventually experience blended so that nothing remained but the moment, the standing still and resting during which he rubbed the cut on his arm which the stone had left. God, he thought in weariness. In what way is this fair? Why am I up here alone like...
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All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. Like the wide heaven, the all-sustaining air, It makes the reptile equal to the God; They who inspire it most are fortunate, As I am now; but those who feel it most Are happier still. - Percy Bysshe Shelley start artist title 00:00 Shadow Theater Angelica 03:45 Rogelio Nobara & Chris Silver T. Acid Kids On The Neighborhoods Roofs 13:16 Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons The Magnetic Anomalies...
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(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens;only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands - E. E. Cummings start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Threshold 03:26 lost-radio summer saturdays 10:27 Wings of an Angel Solitude Spreads Within The Heart's Corridors Like Cancerous Cells 26:23 Joe Frawley The forest 31:42 Mescaline Sessions Kto Govorit 43:12 [amt_23] Walls Have Ears 45:13 [amt_23] Walls Have...
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The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it's In. - Hunter S. Thompson start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers untitled 21:42 Wings Of An Angel...
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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley, The Rest is Silence (1931) start artist title 00:00 CNTV Intro (to Konstantin Raudive) 05:03 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes II 15:50 The Implicit Order Trying To Recruit You 23:34 Skincage and Mystified UFO 1 Skincage Remix 27:35 My Own Cubic Stone Minotaur 38:02 CNTV A curious blank 44:06 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes III 50:48 CNTV Descanso 53:50 The Implicit Order The Dial-Up Love And Terror...
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And again, the dark street. The dark, dark street. The women out shopping for the evening meal of course, and baby carriage and the silver bicycle were already painted out by the darkness; most of the commuters too were already in place in their filing-drawer houses. A half-forsaken chasm of time.... - Kōbō Abe, The Ruined Map start artist title 00:00 Atilio Doreste Respiro 01:18 Kirill Platonkin In The Dream Fields 08:37 Kirill Platonkin Stellar Breath 14:06 Esa Ruoho Preparazione 19:18...
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...like knight and maiden meeting to exchange vows amongst haunted ruins . The starlight was good enough for that story, a light so faint and remote that it cannot resolve shadows into shapes, and show the other shore of a stream. I did look upon the stream that night and from the very place; it rolled silent and as black as Styx: the next day I went away, but I am not likely to forget what it was she wanted to be saved from when she entreated him to leave her while there was time. She told me...
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...and to this hour the image of Carmilla return to mind with ambiguous alterations--sometimes the playful, languid, beautiful girl; sometimes the writhing fiend I saw in the ruined church; and often from a reverie I have started, fancying I heard the light step of Carmilla at the drawing room door. - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 SiJ + Astral & Shit Kömaparàbola (Part 1) 03:00 Arctica Illidriel 61:47 Lluvia Acida Pali Aike 66:40 Rec008 Fragment 5 75:36...
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It was not until the ant and Veig had passed each other that Niall realized that he had been reading the ant's mind. It was a sensation like actually being the ant, as if he had momentarily taken possession of its body. And while he had been inside the ant's body, he had also become aware of all the other ants in the nest. It was a bewildering feeling, as if his mind had shattered into thousands of fragments, yet each fragment remained a coherent part of the whole. - Colin Wilson, Spider World:...
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The beauty of dreams and sleeping is that it shows us when we dream that we are building worlds. And we build them freshly every night and we build them freshly every day, when we are awake and when we are asleep. It's a constant process of creation, and the altered states that we experience when we sleep happen to everybody every night. - Robert Rich start artist title 00:00 Pavonine we could never know the stars 10:58 Ambient Fabric Part 1 20:14 Microvolt Lachesis 26:12 Microvolt Clotho 29:41...
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A number of people have associated with them a personality that is not theirs, one that is borrowed from one or more members of their emotional environment. To be born into a family is to be, if I may say it this way, possessed. This possession is transmitted from generation to generation: the enchanted becomes the enchanter in projecting onto his children what was projected onto him—unless an awakening comes to break the cycle. (...) For the awakening to become operable, I must make the...
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We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true; but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings -- many of them not so much. - John Muir, The Mountains of California (1894) start artist title 00:00 Pollux Mist 00:14 Klopenn Panspermia 07:04 Flat Affect Silhouetted Figures 15:40...
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...Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can't help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country , no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute. He will go back, whatever the cost in time or money, for the absolute has no price....
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Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction. - Giorgio de Chirico, On Mystery and Creation, Paris (1913) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers The Coinlocker Heart 05:22 shinichiroa The last wave 21:02 Tamayurakurage and Emerge Meltdown 1 31:43 Grove of Whispers Frozen (featuring Michelle Yom) 44:30...
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And as he lay there a far crack of lightning went bluely down the sky and bequeathed him in an embryonic bird's first fissured vision of the world and transpiring instant and outrageous from dark to dark a final view of the grotto and the shapeless white plasm struggling upon the rich and incunabular moss like a lank swamp hare. - Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark (1968) start artist title 00:00 Deleno na Nula Electric Mantra 05:22 f l o d Eulogia 2 11:01 Psychic Hybrid Finding The Hidden Pathway...
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I started coming to the studio with less worked-out pieces, and eventually with nothing at all. I would just start working with that thing, “the studio,” as the instrument. There is nothing outside of this process. This process called recording is the creative process. We don’t have the canvas standing in front of any landscape, you are going to make the landscape here and now . - Brian Eno start artist title 00:00 Sound Awakener Gallery of emptyness 03:48 stəˈkæs.tɪk ˈmjuː·zɪk...
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It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. - C. W. Leadbeater, The Chakras (1927) start artist title 00:00 Luís Antero Water Mill 2 01:26 Rigel Orionis Centrifugal 17:09 Dreaming the Seed Waterhole 23:48 Fabio Keiner Heaven Wakes A Moon I 29:08 Mystified Spinning Downward 33:11 Samsa The Laurentian Divide 33:40 Bulkrate Convocation 41:12 Bulkrate Into the portal of doom 50:33 Bulkrate Under the ice...
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I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. - Anna Quindlen start artist title 00:00 Aleister Crowley The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Ca. 1920) 01:27 Grove of Whispers Voices From Possessed Children 31:06 Mental Escape Pod Epica 2 (X37F Secondary Sirens) 48:14 Scott Lawlor A Gradual Descent Into the...
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I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. - Hermann Hesse, Demian (1919) start artist title 00:00 Pollux & Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt For It Flows From Within (feat. Kasi Pani K & Udo Lindermann) 09:33 DisFatum Here You Are Alone 14:53 Nightspirit Interstellar Medium II 23:40 Шесть Мёртвых Болгар Покрывало света 29:49 Grove of Whispers 2014-11-14...
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Here on the quiet page I'm master, just as I'm master in the darkroom, stirring my prints in the magic developing bath. I shuffle like cards the lives I deal with. Their faces stare out at me. People who will become other people. People who will become old, betray their dreams, become ghosts . - C.J. Koch, The Year of Living Dangerously (1978) start artist title 00:00 Red Fog The Silicon Hawk Is Watching 12:16 Astral & Shit volutabrum 18:47 Red Fog Above The Storax Sedan Cloud 30:48 Astral...
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...people have a very narrow conception of what is possible with reality, that we're surrounded by the howling abyss of the unknowable and nobody knows what's out there. - Terence McKenna, Spacetime Tsunami, Interview with Carla Sinclair start artist title 00:00 Mescaline Sessions Decaying Culture 20:05 Dronny Darko SandSpace 41:46 Sokpb Avabodha & WMRI Music for Fields Part III 71:58 Songs From A Tomb Path leading to the Void 117:21 Frank Westpahl and His Orch. Greenwich Witch
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Danny: What about Room 237? Hallorann: Room 237? Danny: You're scared of Room 237, ain't ya? Hallorann: No, I ain't. Danny: Mr. Hallorann. What's in Room 237? Hallorann: Nothin'. There ain't nothin' in Room 237. But you ain't got no business goin' in there anyway, so stay out. You understand? Stay out! - The Shining (1980) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Outpost (extended version) 14:19 Spectrical Emergent Forms 75:40 Negative Eholot Manok 78:58 Meho 03.00 a.m. 84:42 Meho Walking...
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The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians. - Alan Moore, De Abaitua interview (1998) start artist title 00:00 sorrow stream No hope 03:56 Scott Lawlor & Oystein Jorgensen The Next Dimension 10:18 Neon Lotus V 27:04 Mikael Hirsz Self Medication 65:22 天 島 101:03 Astral & Shit snow 104:02 Grove of Whispers LIVE
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The important thing in this life is to link your sadness to the sadness of others . - Shūsaku Endō, The Girl I Left Behind  start artist title 00:00 Go Genre Everything Have You Seen The Moon Tonight 13:29 Wings of an Angel Ghosts Of My Past 65:35 Dream Twice Below the grass 69:46 Dream Twice Collect dew 69:51 Aairria Fading 75:04 Dream Twice Outro 81:56 Dream Twice Intro 89:05 Mystified and Daniel Barbiero Rain 119:27 Grove of Whispers The Unceasing Path
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Sometimes, when I was sitting in the Crimson Cabaret on a rainy night, I thought of myself as occupying a waiting room for the abyss (which of course was exactly what I was doing) and between sips from my glass of wine or cup of coffee I smiled sadly and touched the front pocket of my coat where I kept my imaginary ticket to oblivion. - Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco (2006) start artist title 00:00 Icoste Eve 07:07 Synaptic Necropolis Echo Into Void (EI-Reflection) 11:20 Steam flow...
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Nevertheless, life and death are mysterious states, and we know little of the resources of either. - Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 Ayato & Natalia Kamia NO BREAK 01:45 Kolpakopf Untitled 30:38 Arctica Tabatiel (Illidriel Continue) 61:16 Red Fog Cinder Petals 72:33 lost-radio Scene VIII 80:48 Wings Of An Angel The Unearthly Demagogue And His Amber Of Sorrows 94:29 Kreazot-Maks Back side 1 96:24 Mescaline Sessions Pyramid of the Magician 109:10 Mescaline Sessions...
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It's not that I don't believe in contemporary literature, but I don't want to waste valuable time reading any book that has not had the baptism of time. Life is too short. - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (1987) start artist title 00:00 Zreen Toyz Almost Palpable Death 20:20 Arco Enarmonico Delay Sex Soundtrack 20:51 Anuskabinett Ejaculation 21:45 Egida Slow Spells In You 23:58 Zreen Toyz The Mariana Abyss 36:13 Zreen Toyz Beyond Infinite Caves 45:33 Zreen Toyz Bathyscaphes Choreography 54:45...
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And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. And death shall have no dominion. Under the windings of the sea They lying long shall not die windily; Twisting on racks...
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Everything is dead while it lives. - Egon Schiele (1890 -- 1918) start artist title 00:00 lost-radio remember (SandSpace Rework I) 12:28 Metek The filth inside was gone in the morning 32:59 Nagual Art Seance 1931-Sitzung 8 37:51 Kristus Kut Rememberance of An Embrace 42:46 Akoustik Timbre Frekuency From Bey 49:02 Backyard Ghost Hoia Baciu 55:29 Implicit Order Operator 60:55 Mescaline Sessions Session 10 62:33 Cryobiosis Chasms 66:57 TenebraeXXX White Lace 83:26 Mystified Keep Searching 87:12...
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Be it life or death, we crave only reality. If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains . - Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854) start artist title 00:00 Metamorfrozen Storms of Neptune 00:57 Malevolent Alien Being Comet...
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I heard people talk about immortality, but I ain't seen it. I wondered how it'd be when I died. What it'd be like to know this breath now was the last one you was ever gonna draw. I just hope I can meet it the same way she did. With the same... calm. 'Cause that's where it's hidden --the immortality I hadn't seen. - Private Witt, The Thin Red Line (1998) start artist title 00:00 05:42 We Are All Alone Clouds Collide RMX 09:00 Tribe of Astronauts Cyanotomy 36:57 Kinematik VKE with Mystified Nix...
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Dreams, as we all know, are very queer things: some parts are presented with appalling vividness, with details worked up with the elaborate finish of jewellery, while others one gallops through, as it were, without noticing them at all, as, for instance, through space and time. Dreams seem to be spurred on not by reason but by desire, not by the head but by the heart, and yet what complicated tricks my reason has played sometimes in dreams , what utterly incomprehensible things happen to it! -...
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All life is fundamentally & inextricably sad, with the perpetual snatching away of all the chance combinations of image & vista & mood that we become attached to, & the perpetual encroachment of the shadow of decay upon illusions of expansion & liberation which buoyed us up & spurred us on in youth. - H. P. Lovecraft, Letter to Frank Belknap Long (27 February 1931) start artist title 00:00 Ars Sonor return of the unborn 02:15 The Implicit Order Night Wandering 09:20 Bird...
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Some tracks from the new Joe Frawley: 13 Houses and The Mermaid . Very groovy as usual. Extensive use was make of the soundtracks of videos by Lifeloop and friends. At first I was just going to play this material as I find it rather compelling but then I discovered it's a type of electro-acoustic music called "Salon Bruit". I'll have to look into this more later but whatever it is, it made up a substantial part of the show. I like it. New Mystified was featured as well. Gotta love...
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What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse? - Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Live for 3 hours
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Only the silent, sleepy, staring houses in the backwoods can tell all that has lain hidden since the early days ; and they are not communicative, being loath to shake off the drowsiness which helps them forget. Sometimes one feels that it would be merciful to tear down these houses, for they must often dream. - H. P. Lovecraft, The Picture in the House (1921) start artist title 00:00 Obscure Visions K'inich Janaab' Pakal 06:28 nojoined ex 6 minus 1 18:44 Cryosyncopy Shower of Arachnids 23:53...
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There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough. Time gets strange there from too much sky, too many miles from crack to crease in the flat surface of the land. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) start artist title 00:00 METEK & Josef Nadek Friendly Fire Part 1 Collateral Murder Remix 04:24 Justin Robert secret museum 13:55 R. Lobster Dying Inside The Whale 35:39 Pollux Dishonor 46:51 Anonymous Tape01 52:48 Stephen Briggs It's begun 67:12 Scott...
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The people dreamed and fought and slept as much as ever. And by habit they shortened their thoughts so that they would not wander out into the darkness beyond tomorrow. - Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) start artist title 00:00 Kai Engel Prelude - Bells in Heavy Clouds 03:53 No Way Out Mesoleuctra 12:06 Red Clouds worship 15:58 Willy Stamati A Point of No Return 19:41 Ajna Hidden Rays of Light Within The Cold Sun 33:49 Mystified MonoDecay 39:27 Flat Affect Anopsia 40:01...
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The original is unfaithful to the translation. - Jorge Luis Borges start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers (featuring pixyblink ) Carmilla 21:49 Wings Of An Angel Your Dominatrix Had A Brain Transplant Under My Knives 94:13 Grove of Whispers Live
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...And surely I stopped very sudden; for she gripped me in that moment, and her hand shook as she held me; but when I would ask her what ailed, she bid me, very breathless, to say on, to say on. And, with a half understanding, I told her that I had but meant to speak of the Moon Garden , that was an olden and happy fancy of mine. - William Hope Hodgson, The Night Land (1912) start artist title 00:00 Ptarkh Collapse 01:39 Head Joint Shapes (Inspired By The Music Of Klaus Schulze) 21:25 _Algol_...
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To this day I do not know why I obeyed those whispers so slavishly, or whether I thought Akeley was mad or sane. After what had gone before, I ought to have been prepared for anything; but this mechanical mummery seemed so like the typical vagaries of crazed inventors and scientists that it struck a chord of doubt which even the preceding discourse had not excited. What the whisperer implied was beyond all human belief—yet were not the other things still farther beyond, and less preposterous...
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All men are stuck in a kind of fog . They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not. It means that since they can't see much beyond their own little situation, they tend to vegetate. They need some immediate stimulus to keep them alert. - Colin Wilson, "The Black Room" (1975) start artist title 00:00 The Dark Conspiracy A' Phìob Mhòr 07:38 Sonoprint Glitch Paintings 13:25 Vladimir Hirsch Chiasmas 16:08 The Nanook Incident The Nanook Incident...
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What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1997) start artist title 00:00 djbarney Frequency Wave Original Mix 00:50 Lluvia Acida Glaciar 05:42 Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order Drakpost 28:30 senselessness Àáñòèíåíòíûé...
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Year after year students tumble along like the waters of a river. They flow away , and only the teacher is left behind, like some deeply buried rock at the bottom of the current. - Abe Kobo, The Woman in the Dunes (1962) start artist title 00:00 Ian D Hawgood Earmuffs Blocking Out The City Noise 03:50 Red Fog Beyond The Halogen Halls 14:07 Sun Hammer Office Music (for Justin Snow) 23:04 Spectra Atmospheric Trail Of Drone 32:27 Duncan Goddard They're Not Loops 42:37 Spectra Atmospheric Glow From...
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The Zen disciple sits for long hours silent and motionless, with his eyes closed. Presently he enters a state of impassivity, free from all ideas and all thoughts. He departs from the self and enters the realm of nothingness . This is not the nothingness or the emptiness of the West. It is rather the reverse, a universe of the spirit in which everything communicates freely with everything, transcending bounds, limitless. There are of course masters of Zen, and the disciple is brought toward...
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We humans, on coming into the world, find we have one sorry privilege--the privilege of feeling ourselves live, with all the fine illusions that follow as a consequence, the illusion, in particular, that this inner experience we have of a life forever varied and changing--changing according to time, circumstance, or fortuity--is a reality outside ourselves. - Luigi Pirandello, The Late Mattia Pascal (1923) start artist title 00:00 Wings of an Angel Purity Sacrifice (unreleased) 22:00 Shane...
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Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow. - --Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (April, 1891) start artist title 00:00 Aloardi AV2 - 6.59.99 04:44 Ayankoko 2013.2.25llrec11.26.49 08:47 Enrico Coniglio/GFR Sabbion (14'40'') 21:38 Alozeau and Miquel Parera A Cold Void 29:57 Wings of an Angel Therein Hide My Beautiful Shadows Of Self Destruction (Your Tenderness Cannot Save Me Anymore...) 33:59...
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I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was...
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This much I knew before my insistent questioning led my uncle to show me the notes which finally embarked us both on our hideous investigation. In my childhood the shunned house was vacant, with barren, gnarled and terrible old trees, long, queerly pale grass and nightmarishly misshapen weeds in the high terraced yard where birds never lingered. We boys used to overrun the place, and I can still recall my youthful terror not only at the morbid strangeness of this sinister vegetation, but at the...
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By then all stores of food had given out and murder was everywhere upon the land. The world soon to be largely populated by men who would eat your children in front of your eyes and the cities themselves held by cores of blackened looters who tunneled among the ruins and crawled from the rubble white of tooth and eye carrying charred and anonymous tins of food in nylon nets like shoppers in the commissaries of hell. The soft black talc blew through the streets like squid ink uncoiling along a...
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It was a burning wind -- it burned through Susan's sleep like acid on silk, reaching deep into each smooth furrow of her body. The nightgown was too much. Her breasts felt as though covered with sand, with insects, as though she lay buried to the neck in an anthill in a hot summer storm. By turns it was terrible and then sweet -- a tickling, moving, crawling sensation. An awareness of the physical that not even sleep could override. - Jack Ketchum, Ladies' Night (1997) start artist title 00:00...
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At night the choppers buzz the bamboo roof of the jungle, dumping from three thousand feet to little more than a hundred, circling, climbing, circling again, no LZ to land in, no casualties to pick up. Above the roar of the rotorwash come the shrieks of the damned: wails, moans, plaintive cries of Vietnamese. It’s real William Castle stuff, weird sounds and screaming meemies, but even knowing it’s coming from a tape recorder, even hearing the static hiss of the loudspeakers mounted on the...
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Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers , and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. - Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961) start artist title 00:00 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 1 03:01 K.M.Krebs Rain I 44:57 Tribe Of Astronauts Rain 3 97:09 Akashic Crow's Nest Rain 1 97:38 Ghostheory Rain 146:24 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 2 148:21 Rolling Calf Sinfonette Rain II 162:51...
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There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of...
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Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire . What greatness had not floated on the ebb of that river into the mystery of an unknown earth! . . . The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires. - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1902) start artist title 00:00 My Dark Lake Countess Winter And Old Cemetery 04:26 Ptarkh...
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Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "I"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, "I". And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man's name...
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Were not the longing of the sad old men for the unfinished dream , the regret for days lost without ever being had, concealed in the secret of this house? Eguchi had thought before that girls who did not awaken were ageless freedom for old men. Asleep and unspeaking, they spoke as the old men wished. - Yasunari Kawabata, "The House of the Sleeping Beauties" (1961) start artist title 00:00 Senmuth Emptiness of Nun's Chaotic Waters 02:12 Item Caligo They all smiled 11:37 Bulkrate Into...
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My friend Peter Schmidt used to talk about ‘not doing the things that nobody had ever thought of not doing’, which is an inverse process – where you leave out an assumption that everybody has always made and see what happens (e.g. music has to be made of intentionally produced sounds was the assumption that Cage left out). In that version of this process, you discover a value in the absence of something ­– in fact you discover that the absence of something is the revelation of...
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Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire . - Jorge Luis Borges, Other Inquisitions (1952) For FaZe EXile 's father, who passed away recently. start artist title 00:00 Slo-Blo Mancora 00:28 Aloardi The Hague Wind Across Metal Grid 08:55 Arcane Waves The Sanitarium s Deepest Corridors 23:25 Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order Drakpost...
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You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's made out of. Nothin else. You might think you could run away and change your name and I dont know what all. Start over. And then one mornin you wake up and look at the ceilin and guess who's layin there? - --Cormac McCarthy, "No Country for Old Men" (2005) start artist title 00:00 Molly Ringworm Victory Over The Machines 00:54...
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